William Burke The Burke and Hare murders were a series of 16 murders committed over a period of about ten months in 1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The killings were undertaken by William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses to Doctor Robert Knox for dissection at his anatomy lectures.
Serial Killer William Burke (aka) Burke and Hare murders, was active for 1 year in 1828, known to have ( 16 confirmed / 16 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom
William Burke has been listed on Killer.Cloud since June of 2017 and was last updated 1 month ago.
|Name:||Burke and Hare murders|
|Nickname:||Burke and Hare murders|
|Victims:||16 - 16|
|Years Active:||1828 - 1828|
|Active Countries:||United Kingdom|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 2 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer William Burke. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|1828||William Burke started his serial killing spree. #1828|
|1828||William Burke ended his serial killing spree. #1828|
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The Burke and Hare murders were a series of 16 killings committed over a period of about ten months in 1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland. They were undertaken by William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses to Robert Knox for dissection at his anatomy lectures. Edinburgh was a leading European centre of anatomical study in the early 19th century, in a time when the demand for cadavers led to a shortfall in legal supply.
William Burke is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database